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11 Daguerreotype Portraits, 4 in Fine Union Cases

Union case with absolutely superb image of a middle-aged man in coat, vest and large bow tie. The case has a beautiful dark green velvet pad. It has an ornate design with a sea shell in an oval in the center. 2 ½ by 3 1/8 inches.

Two sisters with flowers in their hair, long earrings, both wearing black lace mitts, one wearing a wedding ring. It is in a fine brown Scovill Union case with a dark green velvet pad. The case has grapes and leaves on it, with lilies in an oval in the center. The case has a small chip at the clasp, but is otherwise excellent. 2 3/8 by 3 inches.

Double cased Union cased images of an absolutely stunningly beautiful young woman, possibly in mourning, holding out a watch on a chain as if to symbolize the passing of time. She is resting her arm on two large books. She wears a wedding ring, long earrings, and has a black ribbon at her throat. The other image is an older woman, possibly her mother, also possibly in mourning, with her hand on a book. The case is black with birds and a bird’s nest on the covers. Each image is 2 3/8 by 3 inches, and in matching mattes.

Portrait of a young man in a military wheel hat and civilian clothing, in a very fine Littlefield & Parsons Union case, with a purple velvet pad. The image is in an oval matte. The black case has a mother and child with a noble looking dog. 2 ¾ by 3 inches.

Portrait of a young woman with bare shoulders with a ribbon on her neck, earrings, and multiple rings. She is quite attractive, with a slight smile on her face. The image is in a very nice Union case with a purple velvet pad, the case having a cross of acorns on front and back. This is a very charming image. 1 7/8 by 2 3/8 inches.

Very interesting and large portrait of five family members, all in mourning, possibly brother and four sisters, although the mother may be on the left, with one daughter’s hands on her shoulders. It is in a very nice leatherette case with a velvet pad with a basket of flowers cropped into it. The case has four gold stars and “Republica De Chile” embossed in gold on the front.3 by 4 inches.

Portrait of a young woman in a very interesting dress with diagonal stripes. She is wearing a ring and holding a small book. It is in a leatherette case that has roughness to the cover, but is complete. 2 ½ by 3 1/8 inches.

Portrait of a woman and child, the child being either asleep or deceased. 2 ½ by 3 inches, in a half case.

Portrait of a bearded man in a tall top hat, in a leatherette case. 1 7/8 by 2 3/8. A very clear and sharp image. 

Portrait of an attractive young woman with pearl hoop earrings, a checked dress under a black shawl, and a large pearl in her hair. It is in a particularly fine oval matte with a purple velvet pad in an embossed leatherette case with an octagon in the center with a swirling design around it. 2 5/8 by 3 inches.

Portrait of a middle-aged woman, in a leatherette case with an octagonal matte, with a note pinned to the pad identifying the woman as “Mother 53 years.” The case has flowers embossed on it. 2 ½ by 3 ¼ inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $30.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The Union cases are excellent with minor damage by the clasps of two. The images are very good to excellent.Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

 

Estimate: $100 - $250
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$454
08/05/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.  Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards.